Osteopathy


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WHAT IS IT?
Osteopathy is a patient centred system of healthcare where Osteopaths try to “Find the Health” in each patient. They use their hands to work on the soft tissues and joints of the body to reduce tension, and affect the circulatory, nervous and endocrine systems. They help to reduce pain and stiffness, improve mobility, and restore health and balance

HOW?
Osteopaths are able to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal itself by using gentle stretching, mobilising and manipulation techniques; as well offering advice on exercises, hydrotherapy, posture, and lifestyle to maintain health and prevent problems recurring

WHAT HAPPENS?
During a consultation the Osteopath will take a full case history, and then carry out a structural and medical examination in order to be able to make a full assessment – some of the structural assessment will involve making a few simple movements to assess the range of mobility and degree of restriction; the medical examination might include some standard tests such as reflexes and blood pressure. The Osteopath will then discuss their findings with you and explain how they would like to treat the problem and – if needed – discuss alternative treatments or referrals which might be more appropriate for you. Self help and prevention advice, normally, would also be offered.

WHAT WE TREAT?

  • Generalised aches and pains
  • Joint pains, including hip and knee pain from osteoarthritis as an adjunct to core OA treatments and exercise
  • Arthritic pain
  • General, acute & chronic backache, back pain (not arising from injury or accident)
  • Uncomplicated mechanical neck pain
  • Headache arising from the neck / migraine prevention
  • Frozen shoulder/ shoulder and elbow pain/ tennis elbow arising from associated musculoskeletal conditions of the back and neck
  • Circulatory problems
  • Cramp
  • Digestion problems
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms
  • Neuralgia
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inability to relax
  • Rheumatic pain
  • Minor sports injuries and tensions

FAQ

Osteopathy is a protected title and all Osteopaths have statutory registration which has to be renewed each year.

Our Treatments


Osteopathy

Osteopathy is a patient centred system of healthcare where Osteopaths try to “Find the Health” in each patient. They help to reduce pain and stiffness, improve mobility, and restore health and balance.

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Wellbeing, Massage, Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness

It may be just that you are looking to improve the balance in your life, maybe you want to become fitter, increase mobility/stamina or to find inner peace and relaxation and de-stress.

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Children’s Clinic

Meridian Osteopath is an informal, relaxing, and friendly environment for you and your family to visit. We have books, toys and crayons for colouring should they be needed whilst your child is visiting us.

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Pilates

Marina Urquhart-Pullen, an osteopath of 30 years experience, is currently undergoing her training as a Polestar Pilates teacher and gradually will be expanding the Pilates capacity at the clinic as her knowledge and skill grows.

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